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Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby SteveB » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:31 am

I'm thinking about heading down the east side for a long photography weekend (next weekend), and was wondering if anyone's been to DV lately... Hoping to catch some flowers blooming out there!



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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:44 am

Heading there myself this weekend (30 years in California, and I've never been to Death Valley!). Based on the reports here, the flowers should be pretty nice: http://www.calphoto.com/wflower.htm
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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby SSSdave » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:58 pm

Best of luck TT. From reports wildflower conditions are pretty decent north of Furnace Creek considering they haven't received too much rain. Don't be afraid to hike out trailess from the highway roadsides.

I'm imminently leaving down to the Amboy Crater thru Kelbaker Road region about 150 miles further south. Right now from what I've gleaned, they have the best wildflower conditions of any desert area. Might be just a few days or then again maybe more. I was down in the JT area a week ago when that peaked and twas superb. ...David
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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:52 pm

Astrohound was there (Amboy Crater) Friday. He even got pix of a chuckwalla! I didn't get there til after dark.

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/562747152hFWuyp
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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby SynergyBlue » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:42 am

I've never been to DV. I think I flew over it before and that's the closest I've been haha. I will go someday when I plan my next rode trip.
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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby TehipiteTom » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:14 am

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Had a great trip. Went over Walker Pass, down to Red Rock Canyon, over to Death Valley, up to Bishop, then back down the eastside and home via Tehachapi Pass. More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomhilton/sets/72157604137371944/
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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby SteveB » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:29 pm

Great shots, Tom! :)

Your link is broken, however. Might want to edit it to put the 'h' back in 'http://...' :)
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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby TehipiteTom » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:25 pm

Thanks! :)

And...d'Oh! It's fixed now--thanks for pointing it out.
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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:09 am

Nice road trip! You got to see a lot in just a few days. Heading that way tomorrow!
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Re: Anybody been to DV lately?

Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:11 pm

I did get to see a lot. Lord knows I covered some territory--~1500 miles worth. ;) The nice thing about traveling alone is that you can be completely flexible, and take detours whenever you want to.

Have a great trip!
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